This is a great activity for the Daily 5 or to fill down time!
Instructions: Print and attach to the front cover of notebooks. I attach them by covering them in clear packaging tape so they survive the school year. Also included are prompts for each topic. I tape the prompts/questions on the inside of the front cover (so it’s a little bit of a surprise when they make their selection).
I have my students write in the “traveling notebooks” once a week. After we are finished with them, I take them to the classroom next door. The students in the neighboring class then get to read the submissions from my students and add their own on the next page. When they’re done, they pass them on. We keep them within a grade level.
My students love to read what other students have written, it’s like they’re passing notes and they don’t get in trouble for it ?